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What is Integrability?

12th August 2001 to 25th August 2001

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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Integrable Systems

23 Jul - 19 Dec 2001

Organisers: Professor JC Eilbeck (Heriot-Watt), Professor AV Mikhailov (Leeds), Professor PM Santini (Rome), Professor VE Zakharov (Moscow)

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Euro Summer School

Supported by the European Commission, Research DG, Human Potential Programme,

High-Level Scientific Conferences – HPCF-2000-00062




Organising Committee:   Antonio Degasperis (Rome); Andrew Hone (Kent); Alexander Mikhailov (Leeds); Alexei Shabat (Landau Institute).

Aims:   The School is intended for young researchers (both postgraduates and postdocs) working in the field of Integrable Systems and related areas. World experts will provide a thorough introduction to the different definitions of Integrability, through lectures supplemented with discussions, tutorials and example classes. The aim is to emphasize the links between the various  approaches and points of view, resulting in a synthesis of the many answers to the question “What is Integrability?”.

Topics:   Symmetries and conservation laws. Painlevé approach. Integrable quantum systems. Hirota's method. Geometric integrability.  Approximate integrability & normal forms. Testing for integrability.

Lecturers:   M Ablowitz, P Clarkson, A Degasperis, J Hietarinta, H Flaschka, Y Kodama, A Mikhailov, S Novikov, P Olver, T Miwa, A Shabat, V Sokolov, J Sanders, P Winternitz, V Zakharov.

Location and Cost:   The Summer School will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms at Wolfson Court, a hall of residence adjacent to the Institute.  The workshop package costs £600 which includes registration fee, accommodation,  breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 12 August 2001 until breakfast on Saturday 25 August 2001, and lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place. 

Support:   The Euro Summer School is supported by the European Community and funding is available to support a limited number of young (under 35 years of age) researchers and overseas senior researchers who are nationals of EC Member States or of the Associated States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Israel, Switzerland). Self-supporting participants of any age and nationality are welcome to apply.

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